With spring just around the corner it is probably time to talk about hail damage to your roof. Here in Texas it happens every year somewhere in this great state. Here we see every kind of weather, and every kind of hail. When it’s roofs we are concerned with it is always a matter of degree.
We usually start with the question how large is the hail? Normally before it is capable of doing damage to a roof it will be at least one inch in diameter to golfball sized. In addition to that it will normally be driven by heavy winds. It is common in the immediate aftermath of such a storm to easily be able to see the shredding of the leafs on the trees in the area, sometimes to the point of stripping them bare. What does it do to the roof, and is it easy to recognize during a roofing inspection? In my experience a layperson may not be able to make the identification, but a seasoned and qualified roofer normally can.
So let’s start there. You have had the storm. The hail is piled up next to your house, and it is golfball sized. And your trees look like a swarm of locust has just departed. It is probably a good time to consider contacting a reputable roofing contractor, to first see if your roof has been damaged, how severely, and what your course of action should be. So…how do you do that? Here are a couple of recommendations:
Navigating the repair or roof replacement process after your house has been hit with hail can be tricky, but we hope it’s a little easier with these tips.